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Time Table

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The following table has been constructed with the assumption that the D'ni "Prorahn" is exactly equivalent to 1.5 surface seconds.
The "Prorahn" was chosen as the constant as it being "about 1.5 seconds" would naturally have a
narrower margin of error as opposed to the "Yahr" and it's being "about 30hrs, 14min".

Generic Surface Time

Díni Name

Equivalent Surface Seconds

1.5 seconds

Prorahn

1.5

37.5 seconds

Gorahn

37.5

15.625 minutes

Tahvo

937.5

6.510416667 hours

Gahrtahvo

23,437.5

32.55208333 hours

Yahr

117,187.5

39.33376736 days

Vilee

3,398,437.5

*

Hahr

33,984,375.0

With the above table constructed, we can use the numbers derived from it to make the table below.

33,984,375.0 seconds in one D'ni year (hahr)

566,406.25 minutes in one D'ni year (hahr)

9,440.104167 hours in one D'ni year (hahr)

393.3376736 days in one D'ni year (hahr)

Another note: These tables could be used to make an accurate realtime clock in Java. It's easy (from what I've seen) to tell Java to count the seconds. So every 37.5 seconds (or 37, 38) you could tell the applet to advance the clock one Gorahn. The clock would appear as #:##:##:##. The first field for the 4 Gahrtahvotee, the second for the 25 Tahvotee, the third for the 25 Gorahntee and the fourth for the 25 Prorahntee. There's just a little clock information for you.

* Note that I have not filled in the Generic Surface Time field for the Hahr. With Earth month lengths being variable (leap year, unequal month lengths) I couldn't calculate a number without first generating an average month length between all 12 and then a seperate average with the leap day. And then, using the averages, the result would not be an assumed exact, as I would have had to use an estimate. However, I can calculate how many seconds, minutes, hours and days are in a Hahr, as their lengths remain a constant. (60 seconds in a minute, 60 minutes in an hour, 24 hours in a day)

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